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Understanding Lorcet Abuse
Understanding Lorcet Abuse Recovery
Lorcet, a prescription painkiller that is comprised of hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen, is most commonly prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. Upon the prescription of this medication by a doctor, patients are advised that the use of this medication can lead to dependency issues, as it is highly addictive. Unfortunately, based on the make-up of this drug, it is often abused and addiction then follows. Once an addiction develops, individuals struggling with it will require the help of professionals to pull their lives back together. With the abuse of this drug comes a painful and upsetting withdrawal period after ceasing use of this medication, which often drives the individual to continue to use even if he or she wants to quit. Luckily, there are a handful of treatment options designed specifically to help aid in the withdrawal and recovery process for those addicted to Lorcet. One of the most effective forms of care is medication-assisted treatment.
Medication-assisted treatment is a treatment option that utilizes specific medications created to help curb withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and the dangerous effects of coming off of an opioid, such as Lorcet. When medication-assisted treatment is combined with other forms of treatment, such as individual and group therapy, the person is allowed to fully focus on their care as a whole without being distracted by the pain of his or her withdrawal symptoms.
At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we work alongside you to help you regain control of your life. The medication-assisted treatment that we provide is proven to be safe and effective in putting an end to Lorcet addiction. In addition to medication-assisted treatment, we provide individual and group therapy to help you continue to develop and grow in your recovery. If you are in need of a program that can help you overcome all of your addiction to Lorcet, reach out to Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for help today.
Types of Treatment Offered
Types of Treatment Offered for Lorcet Abuse at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers
Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers are a group of outpatient providers that can administer medication-assisted treatment plans to those looking to recover from an opiate abuse problem, such as Lorcet addiction. Adults aged 18 and older who have battled with Lorcet addiction for over a year are welcome to join our program. Our treatment centers are comprised of experienced and talented staff members including doctors, nurses, and counselors, all of whom work with our patients to determine the dosage of prescribed medication, as well as the appropriate therapeutic measures to aid the recovery process.
The medications and therapies that might be incorporated into a patient’s treatment can include:
Methadone: Methadone is a medication designed to help curb cravings and silence withdrawal symptoms once an individual stops using Lorcet. Those taking methadone as a part of their treatment will not receive the effects of getting high, as methadone is an opioid agonist. The daily dose of this medication is decided based on each patient’s individual needs, and will slowly taper off over time. This is known as a weaning process, which allows full sobriety to be obtained.
Suboxone: Suboxone, a drug consisting of buprenorphine and naloxone, is also utilized to lessen cravings and withdrawal symptoms. The use of Suboxone in conjunction with another opioid like Lorcet can lead to painful withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, it should only be taken individually. Like methadone, Suboxone is taken on a daily basis and the dosage is determined on each patient’s unique needs.
Subutex: Subutex, unlike Suboxone, only contains buprenorphine as its main ingredient. This substance works to lessen withdrawal symptoms by eliminating the effects of opiates such as Lorcet. Subutex is considered a partial opioid-antagonist, which means that the consumption of the substance will not produce a high, but will keep withdrawal symptoms at bay. Our doctors will determine each individual patient’s dosage based on his or her treatment needs.
Vivitrol: Vivitrol is a non-narcotic medication commonly used as a medication-assisted treatment option. It is an injectable medication that also reduces opioid-based withdrawal symptoms and cravings. The active ingredient in Vivitrol is naltrexone and it is given to the patient once monthly.
Individual and group therapy: Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers combine both medication-assisted treatment with individual and group therapy for a full, comprehensive course of care. We believe that this makes our patients’ treatment more effective. Individual therapy sessions will be conducted on a one-on-one basis with one of our counselors. Here, patients work through their emotions relating to his or her recovery. Group therapy sessions (also led by a counselor) are an excellent platform to explore emotions in a group setting, where individuals can obtain support and encouragement from their peers.
Why Consider Treatment
Why Consider Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Lorcet Abuse
Deciding to put a Lorcet addiction in the past is not only brave, but also highly beneficial to an individual’s overall wellbeing. When treatment is requested for Lorcet addiction, an individual will receive all the tools needed to build a happy, healthy life, as well as the skills needed to avoid future temptations. However, if an individual chooses to continue to abuse Lorcet, he or she can suffer dangerous consequences.
The effects of Lorcet addiction reach into every corner of a person’s life. Substance abuse in general is often responsible for heightened risk of criminal activity, familial issues, employment concerns, and poor decision making. In conjunction with these consequences comes a bevy of mental and physical side effects. Those who already have a mental illness can easily exasperate his or her symptoms, leading to extreme strain on his or her life. In addition, Lorcet abuse can lead to physical complications such as organ damage, risk of overdose, and possibly even death. However, there are treatment options that can greatly reduce each one of these risks.
At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we truly believe that Lorcet addiction can be overcome and we have seen it happen. If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to Lorcet, contact us today to get the help you deserve.